I need advice on what I can do during the offseason to improve my deer and when should I start? I got on a new place this year in East TX. and all of the members are family members that have had the place for 6 years. Normally, I just feel my feeders with corn in August/September, make sure the blinds are ready and clear any shooting lanes and then I hunt really hard & spend alot of time in the woods during season. I have been very happy with the number of deer that I am seeing, and I have seen & have pictures of 8-9 different bucks in my area with most of them being very young and 2 good mature bucks. I don't know of anyone hunting close to me & I would like to start food plots and protein feeding. I have built me a protein feeder that has 4" PVC coming out of a 55 gallon barrel and has a Tee at the bottom with two 4" spouts. I think this protein feeder will work well. My question to you is when should I cut off the corn feeder and put out the protein feeder or do you feed corn year around? I would also like to plant some food plots to come up during the off season months(Jan.-Sept.), maybe plant them in January and then replant again for the winter months. I am hunting a pipeline so I have plenty of room on both sides of my stand to plant on, I was thinking about planting 2 different seed mixtures on each side and see which one comes up the best. I would like to start preparing now and get a plan together so that I know what I'm doing after season ends. Please give me some ideas and advice.